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MPD Notable Calls 02/10/2020 to 02/11/2020

February 11, 2020 8:58 AM


The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 02/10/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/11/2020, MPD received 404 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (70), East (72), Midtown (59), North (61), South (35), West (75), and Other (32).  "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City.  This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency.  



CITY-WIDE: Check Person – 9:47 a.m.  A female subject texted 911 saying she felt unsafe in a vehicle with a male subject who was threatening her.  Unknown location for the subjects.  A location was ultimately identified and the female subject was located safe.  The male subject was not contacted/located at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 12:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a residential burglary where cash and electronics were stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Crash – 12:51 p.m.  Officers responded to Lakeside/John Nolen Drive for a vehicle vs train crash.  The driver was cited for failure to yield. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 1:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a disturbance involving a gun.  Officers made contact with the subjects on scene who were not cooperative.  One of the involved subjects left prior to officers arriving.  A gun was not confirmed to be involved.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.

CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 2:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the library for an unconscious subject.  MFD administered Naloxone.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Initial information obtained is that the subject had a reaction to medication he took.  No probable cause developed. 

WEST: Traffic Stop – 4:45 p.m. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle near Piping Rock and Saalsaa for vehicle registration issues.  The vehicle was slow to stop.  When officers made contact with the driver/suspect (17-year-old male), the suspect took off in the vehicle.  MPD did not pursue the vehicle/suspect.  The vehicle crashed and three male subjects were observed fleeing from the vehicle.  A perimeter was established and a K9 track was conducted.  The driver/suspect was located and arrested for felony eluding and outstanding warrants. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance involving two subjects (female victim and 19-year-old male suspect).  The argument started at a residence and continued to the Goodman Library.  The suspect took the victim's phone, preventing her from calling for help.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic intimidation of a victim and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 6:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (32-year-old male).  Empty prescription bottles found.  Possible overdose/accidental overdose.  Nothing suspicious observed/identified at this time.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 8:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a 16-year-old male causing a disturbance and leaving the residence.  The juvenile was located, detained and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Officers were called back to the Juvenile Reception Center as the juvenile needed to have a medical clearance.  Journey Mental Health was consulted.  The juvenile was medically cleared and returned to the Juvenile Reception Center. 

SOUTH: Assist EMS – 8:37 p.m.  Officers assisted Fitchburg EMS with a subject they were transporting that was having a psychotic episode.  Officers assisted with getting the subject safely to a hospital and then disengaged from the call.   



MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 1:11 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

WEST: Death Investigation – 2:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (37-year-old male).  The subject was pronounced deceased.  The decedent had a history of drug use.  Indication of drug use observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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